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a grand prize of $5,000. $50,000 in total prizes. >> michele obama welcome to military families to the white house for the first night of holiday decorations in november. she spoke for about 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> hi, everyone. welcome to the white house. pretty cool, huh? yeah. let me start by thanking jennifer for that lovely introduction and to welcome her family here as well -- her father and her husband. we are so grateful for your service and glad you could be here. thank you, jennifer, for everything that you and your family have done for this country and what you have done to help make this house as beautiful as it is. as first lady, you know that i have had the privilege of traveling across this country. one of the best things i get to do is to meet with all of the wonderful military families, like jennifer's family and your families. it is an honor to host you all here today at the white house -- yeah, the cool house. i like it. i have said this many times before -- i will say it again because i cannot say it enough -- our military families truly repr
, i will always be grateful to kyle strober who runs our long island office and to michelle basek, his assistant whose family's home was flooded badly on staten island. and finally, the leader of our team is a guy named mike lynch who has molded us into a great operation, and he didn't put his name in here characteristically, but he deserves a huge amount of thanks. of course, my colleague, senator gillibrand, lautenberg, menendez and their teams were essential. we worked as sort of a seamless web, and i look forward to working with them, too, on the implementation of this package. i want to thank senator inouye. when he was ill, he continued to meet with senators gillibrand, menendez, lautenberg and myself, and we knew how much he cared, and i know he's looking down as i think senator mikulski said and he's smiling at the good work that we did in a bipartisan way to get this bill passed. of course, i want to thank senator mikulski. she is -- this was the first bill she managed and let it be a metaphor for all of her bills. senator gillibrand and i have just labeled her the engineer. s
to student cam.corg -- .prg. first lady michelle obama and chefs how the demonstration at the white house dining room. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> are you excited? very nice. you are welcome. there you go. >> excellent. what would you like? green? there you go. you are doing a good job. >> wow. that is cute. >> what do you think? >> yeah, and you can put these on your tree, right? what do you think? you take a string and you thread it thru. have you threaded a needle before? then you tie it, and you may not at the end -- make a knot at the end. tied it like you are typing a share. -- tie it like you are tieing a shoe. there you go. tie it tight. that is cool. i like the way you combined the strength. do you like art? >> is that mr. lincoln? >> that is. have you seen the movie " lincoln?" it talks about one time in his life turned >> are you going to make something to eat? >> you are cold? come here. have you seen that before? you might be able to do that? where do we put the ornaments? hey. are they re
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> michelle kwan and jaime herrera beutler also spoke at the washington post conference. we will hear the global public policy for facebook. >> welcome back. we have our final discussion this morning of the women's leadership forum and i want to introduce our next amazing panel. i will start here with jaime herrera beutler, elected to congress in 2010 representing southwest washington state's third district. she just turned 34 and she is the youngest woman currently serving in congress. welcome, jaime. [applause] next to her, the former chief of staff at the white house national economic council, the former chief of staff for larry summers at harvard university and currently the vice-president of global public policy for this company may have heard of -- facebook. next to me is michelle kwan, the most decorated figure skater in u.s. history. we all remember watching you at the olympics. i can still remember some of the routine. she also has another cool job now appear in you -- job now. she works in the u.s. department of state. i guess
staffers. ryan durant and michelle king. military fellow of the united states marine corps. both women have served with dedication to the people of south carolina's second congressional district. michelle is relocating to the pentagon where she will work with the sexual assault prevention and response office. ryan is taking a legislative correspondent and press assistant position with her new hometown representative of meritle beach. their good humor will be missed. we wish them all the best of success in the future. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? without objection. ms. chu: 20 children ages 6 and 7 went to school last friday to learn, to play, to take their first steps into this world. what happened to them and six brave teachers determined to protect them is horrific and unmanageable. our hearts break for -- unimaginable. our hearts break for their families, friends and loved ones. what has been t
michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. when it is time to get approval,the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. now it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. what percentage of americans follow -- fall into the able to refinance for the lowest rates? guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? that is about 15% to 20% of the population. today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. when
the other way on those sales, they should be prosecuted, too. host: michelle tweets in, is this our usual knee-jerk reaction to a horrific event? do you see any chance for real reform? guest: nobody knows the answer to that yet. a lot of it will be wrapped up in congress. if they can get deals done on something, we're pretty hopeful that some action can be finally taken on guns. maybe the gun show loophole gets closed. maybe the assault weapons ban is reinstated. it depends on whether anything can get unstuck in congress. host: the atf has not had a permanent leader for six years. guest: it is a huge problem. it is a sign of how the nra works in washington. they have done the very effective job of steering that agency by threatening its budget, trying to keep them from having a permanent director. it has been six years. neither president bush nor president obama has been able to get a permanent director. host: we have been talking to matt bennett of third way. thanks for being with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite cor
with military legislative assistant chad and military fellow marine master gunnery sergeant michelle king. i also want to note the contributions of michael higgins, a retiring subcommittee staffer, a true professional, who has devoted 23 years of service to the committee after serving 20 years in the air force. mike has made a positive difference on behalf of service members, military families and veterans. i urge my colleagues to support the conference report and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. smith: i thank the speaker. i yield three minutes to the distinguished minority whip, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland. mr. hoyer: i thank my friend, mr. smith, the ranking member. i thank mr. mckeon for the work they've done. i want to thank my friend barney frank for the thoughtful perspective he brings to the consideration of this bill. as we struggle to get america on a fiscally sustainable path, none of us in this body or in this country ought to believe that we can save harmless defense from oversight
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